After posting about the attitude towards Soul Asylum from certain quarters I got to thinking about snobbery in music. I would consider myself first and foremost a music fan. The genres that people claim to be into are handy descriptive terms, but little more than that to me.
I can understand young men and women nailing their flags to a genre, but with maturity I would expect that their tastes would broaden and by the time they were in their early thirties they would be enjoying music from a far wider palette.
Personally I find no shame in stating loud and proud that I like a song. To do so doesn’t equate to me loving everything that the artist or band releases, but I may like a certain song and I don’t have a problem saying so.
So far the Pussycat Dolls have released a lot of crap in my opinion, but if their next single was to my taste I wouldn’t deny it just because they’re manufactured girl band toss. A good tune is a good tune regardless of who it is releasing it.
So based on my attitude to music I thought I would up a couple of songs for you to listen to without saying who it is. The first has more than a hint of the Jam in it’s chorus with the rest being a rip off of The Libertines, while the second is treading the same path as say the Arctic Monkeys who were following on from the Fall and John Cooper Clarke in my opinion. I like both songs and I think that without the name of the band being known some people will be honest enough to say that they do to.
Give them a go and listen with fresh ears and tell me what you think.
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